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Hermes newest target in employment status debate

Courier company Hermes is the latest target in a long-running debate around employment status that has previously engulfed Uber and Deliveroo.

HMRC has reportedly stepped up its investigation into Hermes, which classifies it couriers as self-employed even though their working patterns don’t reflect this.

Separately, the GMB trade union has brought an employment rights lawsuit against the company vowing to fight against ‘bogus self-employment’ and the ‘gig economy’. 

marketing | 19 September 2016
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A month after HMRC told Deliveroo that is needs to pay its drivers the minimum wage, two more legal cases further highlight the issue of modern day payment practices.